Monday, April 23, 2012

Read and Heard Last Week

I read in the Catholic weekly newsletter, The Herald, the article by DAP loving so-called "polls analyst" regarding 400,000 "dubious" voters also found on their on-line portal here.

I addressed the issue which I found Hard to Resist.

Like the other rabids, the Malaysian Insider and Malaysiakini, The Herald does not do itself justice by providing this report, "Electoral roll accurate with 99.6% match in listed details", along side that stale 400,000 voter thingy.

Thus, I certainly see The Herald as nothing more than another partisan opposition vehicle and supports what I have said all along - the Malaysian Catholic Church is infested with opposition sycophants and extremists.

In the good old days The Herald used to have movie ratings

Yes, you heard me right, movie ratings in The Herald akin to PG and X ratings.

Movies Catholics are advised to see or not to see.

I strongly urge The Herald bring the movie ratings back.

In fact, The Herald should come out with an editorial strongly in support of the Information, Communications and Culture Ministry's "Shows with gay characters banned from state-owned TV, radio" in the inaugural re-appearance of the movie ratings.

This will be in line with Pope Benedict XVI's Catholic Church often condemns countries that recognise gay rights.

Let's see how our concerned Catholics respond. I am sure it will have a solid effect on The Herald's circulation.

Now, I heard that some priests may be joining the BERSIH 3.0 sit in.

Since DBKL has turned down the BERSIH 3.0 request to sit in Dataran Merdeka, which I hasten to add with dumbfounding reasons, the Catholic church could permit St John's Cathedral premises for the BERSIH sit in or rally or whatever. It's for a good cause.

We do not want civil society's foremost responsible and law abiding NGO to run afoul of the law with Bersih: Dataran Merdeka or bust in this day and age of smartphones, laptops, tablets for microblogging and Internet activism so much so "The Bersih 3.0 rally must be held at Dataran Merdeka as there is too little time to change the venue".





Wake me up before you go go (pic from The Malaysian Insider)






As BERSIH is not allowed to occupy Dataran, with the church's blessing BERSIH can have occupy St John's, then it will not end like occupy London at St Paul's.

Riot police remove a demonstrator from a barricade as they evict protesters from St. Paul’s Cathedral Occupy London camp on Feb. 28, 2012.


 
 
 
 
 

Members of Occupy London stand by a barricade they constructed of packing crates as they resist eviction outside St Paul's Cathedral on Feb. 28, 2012. After 137 days and the resignation of two senior clerics. Bailiffs, backed by riot police, cleared the encampment and arrested 20 activists.



Shortly after 1 a.m. on Feb. 28, 2012, bailiffs and police removed protesters supporting the Occupy London movement. Set up outside St. Paul’s Cathedral since October, activists recently lost their fight against eviction in the High Court.






A woman prays as riot police remove protesters from the Occupy encampment on the steps of St Paul's Cathedral in London on Feb. 28, 2012.







Coming back to that DAP inspired 400,000 voter thingy, The Herald would be disappointed that another friend of BERSIH 3.0, Brother Anwar Bin Ibrahim, did not dispute the Election Commission's 0.3 even though "0.3pc margin can determine polls outcome, Anwar tells EC chairman"

Reading again and again Brother Anwar's -
"The response by this very irresponsible EC chairman was that this sum is only 0.3 per cent of voters.

But it was this margin that cost Barian Nasional BN the Wangsa Maju seat and cost Pakatan Rakyat (PR) Alor Setar. So don’t just answer like that".
Somehow, I just cannot put a finger on it. But don't you think it is another stupid is as stupid does. No matter how smart the Brother tried to articulate his argument?

Any way, in the context of the Brother's chosen examples, it does not make any sense in Wangsa Maju.

YB Wee won in spite of a 0.3 per cent discrepancy ostensibly favouring BN.

And in P.9-ALOR STAR:

JUMLAH PEMILIH : 58,957
KERTAS UNDI DITOLAK : 1,757
KERTAS UNDI DIKELUARKAN : 43,206
KERTAS UNDI TIDAK DIKEMBALIKAN : 151
PERATUSAN PENGUNDIAN : 73.28%
MAJORITI : 184

Taking away 58,957 x (.3 / 100) = 176.87, Chor Chee Heung of BN would still have won by 7 votes.

Go figure.

Previously it was a shocking tale this, which there is now various blog site postings of the artist refuting earlier allegations of impropriety with legal action in the offing.

What I heard this time round is similar. Another UMNO Minister + Artist + Gifts, in the form of APs.

Similarly, the source is opposition.

Hopefully, what I heard last week will turn out to be nothing more than tall tales.

1 comment:

Snuze said...

I loathed it when the PAS Imams hijack the Hari Raya sermon to spread the message of hate; sadly the churches aren't spared too.

=P

Of course the Opposition will bark when the election outcome is not in their favour. When have they begun to be fair in their outlook?